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Old 08-25-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
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Building Garage Loft...Advice needed


Hi,

I plan on building a loft in my garage for storage. The size will be 16' x 8'. Ideally I would of liked to make it 19', but wondering if by joining 2-3 16' would be as solid. I am not sure on weight, but probably 1000-2000lbs at max. Would you guys recommend 2x6's or 2x8'? Do i need a 4x4 post at end for support, since one end will not touch the wall, or am I better to do hanging joists from the ceiling?

Looking to start this today or tomorrow, so please let those comments come along asap

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Old 08-25-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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Need way more info.

Are you building a whole new garage or is this more of a mezzanine in a large garage?

What is the size of the garage vs the loft how is it supported, what type of roof do you have?

Any sketches of what you have in mind would be a great starting point.

As for the beam you can either use a post in the middle or get an engineered beam ordered. Though not 100% sure of use at this point.


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Old 08-25-2008, 06:23 PM   #3
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Its just an addon in an existing garage. like a mezanine for storage. on top of the garage is our master bedroom, so there is no roof. It is part of the home, not seperate and the garage is 20x20 and I would like to make it 8x20 if possible or at least 8x16

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Old 08-25-2008, 11:58 PM   #4
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anyone guys...so many views but no replies...don;t be afraid guys
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